Spring Black Bear Hunt – AGAIN
YREA was 1 of 40 groups jointly urging Ontario to abandon its proposal to reintroduce the spring bear hunt while consulting with, acknowledging and respecting Indigenous and Treaty rights. Proponents of the spring bear hunt allude to a human safety argument which has absolutely no merit. Nor does the economic reason stand up to scrutiny, as the spring hunt would simply move money spent in Ontario from autumn to spring.
Females, including nursing mothers, would be baited and killed during the spring bear hunt leaving orphaned cubs to starve to death or be killed by other predators. This is an ethical issue, opposed by thousands. Will the Ontario government listen?